¨Communicating with People in Personal Crisis¨ July 21, 2018 at Holy Apostles Shoreline, Washington

Martyr Justin the Philosopher, and those with him at Rome: Martyrs JustinChariton and his wife CharitaEuelpistusHieraxPeonValerian and Justus (166).

Holy Apostles Greek Orthodox Church (FB) in Shoreline, Washington presents:

¨Would you like to learn skills to help you understand and approach someone who is having a personal crisis?

Orthodox Christian Prison Ministry-Northwest is offering a training for members of our local churches to help the average person understand how to safely respond to people in crisis.

We all find ourselves interacting with people in crisis, whether it’s someone you know or a stranger out in the community.   This training will help you understand individuals experiencing trauma, mental health issues and homelessness and how to safely and effectively respond with confidence and compassion.

Topics include understanding mental illness, personality disorders and addiction, and basic crisis communication skills. -see below for more details about the training.

The training will be followed by a light dinner.  We hope you will join us on Saturday, July 21st! ¨

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The curriculum will consist of two trainings, each 2 hours in length.  The first training will discuss crisis communication and intervention. The second training will cover mental health issues and personality disorders that are most often encountered with people who are experiencing mental illness, homelessness, and behavioural instability.  Both trainings will be presented via interactive lecture, supported by a PowerPoint presentation. Attendees are encourage to actively participate in the training through thoughtful discussion and sharing of questions.

Training Title: Training 1: Effective Management of the Person in Crisis: Focus on Basic Crisis Communication Skills

Learning Objectives: Attendees to this training will be able to:

  1. Explain anger and its impact on our ability to effectively problem solve
  2. Explain the fight or flight response and how it impacts the Person in Crisis (PIC)
  3. Understand the role of triggers, biases and SAD HATS in the crisis intervention process
  4. Identify and use I.N.S.E.R.T. and I.R.P.D. to effectively engage a PIC and help them de-escalate their anger
  5. Explain the importance of debriefing and self-care after a critical incident

Training Title: Training 2: Effective Management of the Person in Crisis; Focus on Mental Illness and Personality Disorders

Learning Objectives: Attendees to this training will be able to:

  1. Explain the disorders that cause problems in interactions between homeless individuals with mental health/behavioural issues and business owners.
    1. Illnesses covered include: psychotic disorders, delusional disorders, bipolar disorder and mania, PTSD, depression, and anxiety
  2. Use the skills they learned in Training 1 as they apply to specific mental health/behavioral health disorders
  3. Use the skills they learn in Training 1 to effectively communicate with a Person in Crisis (PIC) with a personality disorder
    1. Personality disorders covered include: Narcissistic Personality Disorder, Antisocial Personality Disorder, Borderline Personality Disorder  ¨

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An Orthodox Christian, whose interests also include, GO, Square Dancing, hiking, exploring, swimming, kayaking, cooking, history, board games. I am the Editor of OrthodoxNorthwest which I hope benefits readers in the NW. I do post Romanian, Greek and Slavic info but I cannot read any of them - hey, I am an American. Would appreciate hearing from readers of the blog. Χριστός Ανέστη! (Anthony) editorOrthodoxNorthwest@gmail.com
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